The term “Black Sheep” unfortunately has many negative implications. Often a sign of rejection, isolation and a general feeling of being unwanted. So much so that this is the origin of the name of the Black Sheep Brewery. Formed as a result of a falling out between the famous Theakston brewing families, Black Sheep played on this as an outcast brewer. However, if you order a pint of Black Sheep in the 617 bar you will definitely not feel isolated. This is because Black Sheep has been one of our most popular guest ales and it finally makes its return to the pumps.
The first and arguably the best of the flock, this self-titled ale will be ideal for long afternoons in the beer garden on a (hopefully) warm spring day. Only being 3.8% you shouldn’t be feeling too sheepish after a few and the light colour and peppery hops make it the perfect summer pint that might just convince a few lager drinkers to try something new.
We hope that ewe will try or rediscover what made this result of a fallout so iconic. Either on its own or with your choice of meat on Wednesday grill night, visit our 617 baaaa (last sheep pun I promise!) today and try the original Black Sheep to see what made it an iconic Yorkshire bitter.